Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry

Paperback | March 24, 2008

byJoel E. Bass, Terry L. Contant, Arthur A. Carin

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Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry includes over 100 activities to cover essential concepts in physical, life, and earth strands.  Background information is provided for teachers as well as ways to motivate learners and help them apply what they learn. 

 

Every activity follows the 5-E Model (Engaging, Exploring, Explaining, Elaborating, and Evaluating,) and is sequenced to develop science concepts in a developmentally appropriate way for grades K-8.  The 5-E model is a Learning Cycle Model that reflects the NSES Science as Inquiry Standards.  The inclusion of the NSES standards provides a comprehensive view of how the NSES Science Content Standards can be used to organize curriculum and inform instruction in elementary and middle school science.  A series of activities are also included to meet the needs of students with exceptionalities. 

 

The book is organized into four sections: 

 

1.      Teaching Inquiry Science Activities

2.      Physical Science Activities

3.      Life Science Activities

4.      Earth and Space Science Activities

 

The appendices include information on safety, measuring, where to buy supplies, science periodicals, professional societies, and contemporary elementary science projects and programs.

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Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry includes over 100 activities to cover essential concepts in physical, life, and earth strands.  Background information is provided for teachers as well as ways to motivate learners and help them apply what they learn.    Every activity follows the 5-E Model (Engaging, Exploring, Explaining...

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Inquiry-based teaching is central to the National Science Education Standards (NSES) and Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy, and research has proven that an inquiry approach to science teaching motivates and engages every type of student. Activities for Teaching Science as Inquiry follows a clear, easy-to-follow approach to inquiry, us...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.9 × 7.9 × 0.7 inPublished:March 24, 2008Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0136156800

ISBN - 13:9780136156802

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Table of Contents

Section I:    Teaching Inquiry Science Activities

When Scientists and Students Inquire

Phases of Inquiry Instruction: The 5-E Model

Characteristics of Inquiry Classrooms

About the Science Activities in This Book

Using the Science Activities in This Book

Getting Started with Inquiry Science

References

Section II:    Physical Sciences Activities

Properties of Matter

Motion and Forces

Sound

Temperature and Heat

Light

Magnetism

Electricity

Section III:    Life Science Activities

Characteristics of Organisms

Organisms and Their Environments

Structures and Functions of Human Systems

Section IV:    Earth and Space Science Activities

Rocks and Minerals

Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate of the Earth

The Earth's Oceans

Viewing the Sky From Earth

 

 

APPENDICES

 

Appendix A:    Safety Suggestions for Elementary and Middle School Inquiry Activities

Appendix B:    Measuring Tools, Measuring Skills

Appendix C:    Selected Sources of Science Supplies, Models, Living Things, Kits, and Software

Appendix D:    Selected Science Education Periodicals for Teachers and Children

Appendix E:    Professional Societies for Teachers, Supervisors, and Science Educators

Appenidx F:    Contemporary Elementary Science Projects and Programs